Smart Tips to Avoid Lipstick on the Lips

Have you ever had the experience of getting lipstick on your teeth? If so, you’re not alone! Applying lipstick seems simple, but it can be complex. Because lipstick smudges easily, it gets on your teeth quite quickly, and can ruin your look in a hurry.

Remember that lipstick smudges can happen to anyone, either because there’s too much product on your lips or because you’re in a hurry.

While it’s impossible to prevent lipstick on the teeth entirely, you can take proactive steps to keep your teeth clean as you apply your makeup. Here’s your complete guide.

Smart Tips to Avoid Lipstick on the Lips

Whether you wear lipstick all the time, or you’re just getting started, these tips can help you avoid smudges and dreaded “lipstick teeth.”

Step 1: Prepare Your Lips

First, I recommend using a lip exfoliator to get rid of flakes and prepare your lips for the color you’re going to apply. Once you’ve applied the exfoliator, add a lip balm to make your lips soft and ensure that the lipstick is easy to apply. This simple preparation prevents dry skin pieces from interfering with your lipstick color or leading to uneven application.

Step 2: Apply the Lipstick

Next, apply your lipstick as you would normally. If you want a sharp look, then use a lip brush and a liner to define the lips and give them shape. Keep in mind that, if you apply the color too far outside your lip line, you can always correct it with a thin/flat brush and concealer. Once you’ve applied the liner, fill it in with lipstick. Add a few coats for a darker or more dramatic look.

Step 3: Clean the Corners of Your Lips

Next, clean up your lip look by removing excess lipstick from the corners of the lips. Here’s how: using your two pointer fingers, rub them from the outside corners of your mouth to the inside of your mouth. This will take any excess product off your lips and leave the corners of your mouth clean and beautiful.

Step 4: Remove Makeup from the Inner Portions of the Lips

Next, it’s time to take care of the part of the lip that frequently transfers lipstick to the teeth: the inner edge. To remove lipstick from this problem area, place one of your pointing fingers in your mouth. Purse your lips around it and pull it out slowly. This transfers product from the inner edge of your lips to your finger. Wipe any excess lipstick off so it doesn’t transfer to your clothes or textiles.

Beautiful Lips Start Here

If you’re not a lipstick professional, the process of applying it can feel overwhelming. Luckily, these simple tips can help you avoid smears and smudges. By starting with lip preparations and moving on to clean up the corners and inner edges of your lips, you can enjoy beautiful, crisp-looking lips in a hurry.